WFAA-TV aired these holiday shopping cybersecurity tips on Thursday, November 17, 2016, in a two-part series featured in the following videos:
Here is the article Season of taking: Online scams surge during holidays
“To truly make America safe, we must make cybersecurity a major priority for both the government and the private sector.” -Donald Trump
Taking a page from the “avoidance of disaster handbook,” the article below sets out 7 strategies that both your company (and the government of the United States) could pursue to better protect its networks, intellectual property and personally identifiable information. Yes, some of these strategies involve government funding, tax credits, or government involvement. But isn’t that the point of the cybersecurity race? We need to prove our cybersecurity and cyber defense is second to none.”
In 7 Strategies To Win the Cyber “Space Race”, well-respected cybersecurity thinker Paul Ferrillo (@PaulFerrillo) and I share some of our thoughts on how to win the Cyber “Space Race” based on recent examples we can all learn from as well as a few suggestions for cybersecurity policy that we would like to see from the new Trump Administration. For reference, here is President-Elect Trump’s vision for cybersecurity during his campaign.
Our purpose is to ignite a debate that will vet these ideas as well as lead to more ideas from other thought leaders who are willing to engage in this discussion along with us. Please, share your thoughts, whether good or bad, in the comments to this post or to the article itself, via Twitter, LinkedIn, or the Cybersecurity Business Law Facebook Page.
We have been observing an evolution in hackers’ tactics from going after data that could be directly monetized, such as payment card data, to going after data that can be monetized indirectly through extortion, such as the Ashley Madison data. The hack of Brazzers porn site is similar to the Ashley Madison hack in that the real opportunity for monetization lies not in the intrinsic value of the data itself, but in the opportunity to use the data to embarrass and extort others into paying money to keep it secret.
The data dump from the hackers includes email addresses, user names and passwords spelled out in plain text, which can certainly Read the rest of this entry »